Daniel Amokachi

Where is Daniel Amokachi now?

Forever remembered by Everton fans for substituting himself onto the pitch when he was only ordered to warm-up and subsequently scoring two goals, Daniel Amokachi retired from playing professional football in 2000 at the age of 28.

After making a name for himself in the 1990 African Nations Cup whilst playing for Nigerian side Ranchers Bees he was brought over to Europe by Club Brugge.

He was then signed by Everton where he stayed for two seasons before finishing his professional career in Turkey with Besikitas.

Playing in over 200 domestic games over 10 seasons, he also represented the Nigeria national side on 44 occasions and featured in the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cup finals.

He was also part of the team that won the 1994 African Cup of Nations and the gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games.
 
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Upon retiring from playing, Amokachi went into football management and had spells with Nigerian sides Nasarawa United and Enyimba before an eight-year spell as assistant coach of the Nigeria national side.

In 2015 he left the international set-up to join Nigerian club side FC IfeanyiUbah as manager but he was only in the role for five weeks before leaving the club after some poor results and irreconcilable differences with the owner.

A year later he joined Finnish second division side JS Hercules as first-team manager before a promotion to his current role as the club’s technical director.

In 2020 Amokachi was appointed as Nigeria’s football ambassador which he does alongside his club work.

Amokachi’s twin sons have followed their father into professional football and currently play in the Turkish league.

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Daniel Amokachi: Premier League Statistics

NationalityNigerian
PositionStriker
Appearances43
Goals10
Yellow Cards2
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forEverton

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com